Sepro has launched a new portfolio of robots and automation technology for injection-moulding machines with clamping force between 700 and 5000 tonnes at NPE.
The new large robots improve upon the Sepro Generation 4 Line, which previously covered high-tonnage molding applications. The new S7 Line 3-axis robots and 7X Line 5-axis robots have longer kick (Y-axis) stokes, longer vertical (Z-axis) strokes and can handle larger payloads than their G4 predecessors.
“These robots have been designed with the automotive sector in mind” explained Jean-Michel Renaudeau – Managing Director. “We want to grow our market share in large robots, but moulders also want the flexibility that these new lines offer.”
Sepro has also launched the ‘Strong ‘ series – a complete line for 700-2800 tonne moulding machines. This rorbot is aimed at simple pick-and-place applications and Renaudau said they hoped that this line would “help conquer new markets” including China.
The company reported that 2014 was a record year for Sepro Group, which booked €79.2 million in global sales. Sepro America, which provides automation sales, engineering and service throughout the United States and Canada, and also supports sister divisions in Mexico and South America, is Sepro’s largest regional market. It saw 2014 sales jump 26 percent compared to 2013.
In the last three years, Sepro has completed a full makeover of its production line and introduced five brand new robot ranges, including 5-axis Cartesian robots, 6-axis articulated-arm robots and more.